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hypervigilance

noun hy·per·vig·i·lance \ -ˈvij-ə-lən(t)s \

medical Definition of hypervigilance

:the condition of maintaining an abnormal awareness of environmental stimuli
  • a person suffering from PTSD may have…hypervigilance, heightened startle responses and flashbacks
  • —Ellen L. Bassuk et al

hypervigilant

play \-lənt\ adjective

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